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Peeling a piece of fruit at a local café, the hispanogerman duo that is Family Time was brought to tears. Or so they sung on their first single in years, ‘New Positions’, released in September.
They now bring forward a new single, hailing the anticipated follow-up to their magical pop opera debut, The Great Abismo. The band has previously stated that the backbone of their new songs was largely born out of this singular, feverishly caffeine-fuelled sitting. Yet the mood here shifts dramatically. If their previous single was reminiscent of that first steamy flair of freshly poured coffee; the tantalizing effects of the cautious first sip; with its curling, inquisitive, apathetically mathematical thought patterns; we are now thrown into the deep end. A freak-country-meets-the-synth-solo rocker seems to dance to the tune of a classic caffeine rush in full throttle, fifteen minutes after that first sip, ravaged by doubt and anxiety.
No longer are we presented with cool-headedly recollected fragments of intimacy, all here is a sardonic rant on a completely different subject matter: there is talk of money, there is talk of entreprenurial wisdom, there is talk of “Bill and Melinda” (Gates), but most of all, there is here a burning uncertainty: if one is perceptive to the rigged game of success, how can one possibly play it in peace?
Family Time creeps into your eardrums with melting pop melodies and laid back instrumentals. After making an idiosyncratic splash on a tour in which they only played hotels and sold hotel slippers as merchandise in celebration of their debut LP, the Mallorcan pop opera The Great Abismo, the hispoangerman duo has developed a habit of jumping all in with regards to their sound and vision.
In an anticipation of their ongoing EU tour, the band released the first single of a new era - "New Positions" - to critical acclaim in September and are now ready to immerse listeners in their late Victorian-era fever dream with "Butterfly Season".
SUPPORT FOR NEW POSITIONS
SUPPORT FOR THE GREAT ABISMO
7 Dec - London, UK - Moth Club
8 Dec - Manchester UK - Castle Hotel
10 Dec - Paris, FR - SUPERSONIC
11 Dec - Amsterdam, NL - Cinetol